I'm trying to capture sound wave patterns from mp3s. At the moment I'm doing screen grabs from audacity, then fixing them up in photoshop. Does anyone know any other software I could use for this?

Many thanks in advance.

  • Adobe Audition.
    – Ryan
    Dec 10, 2014 at 17:27
  • This question doesn't seem to be very much about design.
    – Ryan
    Dec 10, 2014 at 17:28
  • Cheers Ryan. I want to manipulate the waves when captured, I guess that could be classed as design.
    – Rico Shaft
    Dec 10, 2014 at 17:31
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    When you have a question about that you know where to ask :) Just might be more on topic right now in either the sound exchange or superuser since its more about capturing the sound waves at this point then anything design related.
    – Ryan
    Dec 10, 2014 at 17:32
  • I think image capture questions are on topic.
    – Scott
    Dec 10, 2014 at 17:41

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You should check out Sonic Visualiser. It's free, has image export built in and is generally designed for this sort of thing.

  • Alternatively, you could download a demo of iZotope RX4 - should provide you with both waveform and spectrum images. Dec 10, 2014 at 18:24
  • Cheers guys thats what I was after.
    – Rico Shaft
    Dec 10, 2014 at 19:45
  • @christiancoriolis: Nope - Sonic is the best! ;)
    – jojeck
    Dec 11, 2014 at 9:35
  • Certainly for the price it is :-) Dec 14, 2014 at 11:23

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